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All my attempts have failed. There is probably a basic solution
> > > and I'm just overcomplicating things...
Doesn't seem that way. Having never done any of this type of work, in my
ignorance, I believe I was initially suggesting an overly simplistic approach.
OK, here's the deal.
from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_index
.... a family of lattice planes is determined by three integers h, k, and
ℓ, the Miller indices. They are written (hkℓ), and denote the family
of planes orthogonal to hb1 + kb2 +lb3, where bi are the basis of the reciprocal
lattice vectors....
from which I can see that the key part is incorporated by reference at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reciprocal_lattice
The reciprocal lattice is the set of all vectors Gm, that are wavevectors of
plane waves in the Fourier series of a spatial function which periodicity is the
same as that of a direct lattice Rn
So:
The guy you want to talk to is Michael Joseph Waters  a postdoctoral researcher
in Xray crystallography at Northwestern. Nice guy  we emailed back and forth
a while back.
"NiO is a odd material, it's antiferromagnetic so there are alternating planes
of spin up and spin down electrons. If you learn Miller indices, these are on
(111) planes."
Also:
https://ciderware.blogspot.com/2016/08/gettingisosurfacesfromdatagridinto.html
Find his contact info here:
https://mtd.mccormick.northwestern.edu/group/
He's likely a busy guy, but he may have some advice on how to approach
unraveling this all. I'm guessing it might take a 3rd party software package 
or maybe not, if we can use the FFT that I coded up a while back.
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Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> Not sure if this might help: http://jcrystal.com/products/winwulff/
>
> I am still thinking how this would help. Fifty five years ago (!) when I
> was introduced to the use of a Wulff net, you were given the model of a
> crystal with the task to translate its features onto the net,
> determining the symmetry planes, the axes of rotation, measuring the
> angles between faces, etc. I suppose the difficulty here is to do the
> opposite, or am I wrong?
That might help, but I'm not sure. Ideally, I'd like to perform all the
necessary conversions in POVRay. I'll check that out and see if it shines a
light on the subject.
Sam
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"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> "Samuel B." <stb### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> > > > All my attempts have failed. There is probably a basic solution
> > > > and I'm just overcomplicating things...
>
> Doesn't seem that way. Having never done any of this type of work, in my
> ignorance, I believe I was initially suggesting an overly simplistic approach.
>
> OK, here's the deal.
>
> from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_index
> .... a family of lattice planes is determined by three integers h, k, and
> ℓ, the Miller indices. They are written (hkℓ), and denote the family
> of planes orthogonal to hb1 + kb2 +lb3, where bi are the basis of the reciprocal
> lattice vectors....
>
> from which I can see that the key part is incorporated by reference at
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reciprocal_lattice
>
> The reciprocal lattice is the set of all vectors Gm, that are wavevectors of
> plane waves in the Fourier series of a spatial function which periodicity is the
> same as that of a direct lattice Rn
Thank for the time you took to research this! It's indeed probable that the
reciprocal lattice is the way forward. I'll read through the articles and try to
glean some useful info from them.
Unfortunately, I've got two things holding me back: my inability to parse
mathematical formulas due to only being selftaught; and my inconsistent mental
energy. Most people suffer from the latter, but it seems I am particularly
affected by such fluctuations :S
> So:
>
> The guy you want to talk to is Michael Joseph Waters  a postdoctoral researcher
> in Xray crystallography at Northwestern. Nice guy  we emailed back and forth
> a while back.
> "NiO is a odd material, it's antiferromagnetic so there are alternating planes
> of spin up and spin down electrons. If you learn Miller indices, these are on
> (111) planes."
I'm intrigued by that. What sorts of special properties does Nickle(II) oxide
possess, I wonder?
> Also:
> https://ciderware.blogspot.com/2016/08/gettingisosurfacesfromdatagridinto.html
>
> Find his contact info here:
> https://mtd.mccormick.northwestern.edu/group/
>
> He's likely a busy guy, but he may have some advice on how to approach
> unraveling this all. I'm guessing it might take a 3rd party software package 
> or maybe not, if we can use the FFT that I coded up a while back.
FFT=fast Fourier transform? What have you been using it for? (Sorry for being
out of the loop, haha.)
And I'd hate to bother him to pick his brain, but I do know some people like to
talk. Heck, maybe the creator of KrystalShaper would be willing to share the
code he used to convert HKL indices to planes.
Thanks again, and I will be looking into the matter further. I'm betting the
conversions for various crystal symmetries are actually super easy to
implement...
Sam
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"Samuel B." <stb### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> Unfortunately, I've got two things holding me back: my inability to parse
> mathematical formulas due to only being selftaught; and my inconsistent mental
> energy. Most people suffer from the latter, but it seems I am particularly
> affected by such fluctuations :S
I'm mostly selftaught as well. Let me know what you need to know, and I'm
always happy to try to explain.
> I'm intrigued by that. What sorts of special properties does Nickle(II) oxide
> possess, I wonder?
"Exploring the interplay between electronic doping, magnetism, and Ni diffusion
in NiO from first principles."
NiO and NiO solid solutions are typically the first passivating oxides to form
during the corrosion of Nirich alloys. Ni diffusion from the alloy interface,
through the oxide, to the exposed surface is the ratelimiting kinetic process
for continued oxidation. From first principles, we calculate the effects of
magnetic order and electronic doping on the minimum energy diffusion pathways.
We elucidate the origin of the diffusion barrier dependencies by assessing
changes in the defect states and chemical bonding along the diffusion paths. Our
work highlights the complexity of diffusion in even structural simply but
strongly correlated oxides with practical recommendations for corrosion
resistance that may be transferable to diffusionmediated redox processes in
energy storage materials.
> FFT=fast Fourier transform? What have you been using it for? (Sorry for being
> out of the loop, haha.)
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/thread/%3C58bfe702%241%40news.povray.org%3E/
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/thread/%3Cweb.58bd5ea376ca50b7c437ac910%40news.povray.org%3E/?ttop=435711
&toff=550
I haven't had much of a chance to really use it for anything.
It was suggested that I might be able to use it for my gear tooth counting
project:
http://news.povray.org/povray.general/thread/%3C59371017%241%40news.povray.org%3E/
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/thread/%3C593bd19f%40news.povray.org%3E/
> And I'd hate to bother him to pick his brain, but I do know some people like to
> talk. Heck, maybe the creator of KrystalShaper would be willing to share the
> code he used to convert HKL indices to planes.
They are supported by millions of our tax dollars. If he wants to answer your
email, he will. If he doesn't, then you made a reasonable request, and you can
try elsewhere. And really, he seemed very cool and happy to talk about his
research, and explain some of the basics that I was ignorant of. Politely
asking for some expert assistance with one thing isn't really "bothering."
> Thanks again, and I will be looking into the matter further. I'm betting the
> conversions for various crystal symmetries are actually super easy to
> implement...
Probably. Hopefully we'll find out.
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"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> "Samuel B." <stb### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
>
> > (...) my inability to parse mathematical formulas due to only being selftaught
(...)
>
> I'm mostly selftaught as well. Let me know what you need to know, and I'm
> always happy to try to explain.
I might just take you up on that. I know the rules of PEMDAS, and I know
functions and their usages in programming languages, but when I see formulas on
Wikipedia or elsewhere I see many symbols representing unfamiliar equations. I
know it's only a matter of searching and finding, but I'm certain these things
are more easily grokked by the formallytrained.
> > I'm intrigued by that. What sorts of special properties does Nickle(II) oxide
> > possess, I wonder?
>
> "Exploring the interplay between electronic doping, magnetism, and Ni diffusion
> in NiO from first principles."
>
> NiO and NiO solid solutions are typically the first passivating oxides to form
> during the corrosion of Nirich alloys. Ni diffusion from the alloy interface,
> through the oxide, to the exposed surface is the ratelimiting kinetic process
> for continued oxidation. From first principles, we calculate the effects of
> magnetic order and electronic doping on the minimum energy diffusion pathways.
> We elucidate the origin of the diffusion barrier dependencies by assessing
> changes in the defect states and chemical bonding along the diffusion paths. Our
> work highlights the complexity of diffusion in even structural simply but
> strongly correlated oxides with practical recommendations for corrosion
> resistance that may be transferable to diffusionmediated redox processes in
> energy storage materials.
Not sure what this means, but am I jumping to conclusions by thinking this means
NiOrich alloys corrode more easily from the 'sides'? Similar to how a
stratified bedrock can be more easily penetrated by weathering forces attacking
between its layers?
> > FFT=fast Fourier transform? What have you been using it for? (Sorry for being
> > out of the loop, haha.)
>
>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/thread/%3C58bfe702%241%40news.povray.org%3E/
>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/thread/%3Cweb.58bd5ea376ca50b7c437ac910%40news.povray.org%3E/?ttop=4357
11
> &toff=550
>
> I haven't had much of a chance to really use it for anything.
> It was suggested that I might be able to use it for my gear tooth counting
> project:
>
> http://news.povray.org/povray.general/thread/%3C59371017%241%40news.povray.org%3E/
>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/thread/%3C593bd19f%40news.povray.org%3E/
Very interesting!
After reading that I was trying to figure out a better way to count gear teeth,
but was drawing a blank. Somebody in one of those threads mentioned (to heavily
paraphrase) performing a polartocartesian transformation on an image of a gear
and evaluating that (probably by tracing rays horizontally and incrementing a
counter). I wonder how that would work out?
And I think you mentioned possibly using an FFT to approximate 3D geometry using
isosurfaces. I do believe there is some potential there.
> > And I'd hate to bother him to pick his brain, but I do know some people like to
> > talk. Heck, maybe the creator of KrystalShaper would be willing to share the
> > code he used to convert HKL indices to planes.
>
> They are supported by millions of our tax dollars. If he wants to answer your
> email, he will. If he doesn't, then you made a reasonable request, and you can
> try elsewhere. And really, he seemed very cool and happy to talk about his
> research, and explain some of the basics that I was ignorant of. Politely
> asking for some expert assistance with one thing isn't really "bothering."
I heard that many researchers are willing to share their research. In fact, it's
been said if you can't find a paper for free on scihub, then maybe you should
contact the author(s) directly. I love the fact that people are willing to share
their findings, regardless of profit.
Sam
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"Samuel B." <stb### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> I might just take you up on that. I know the rules of PEMDAS, and I know
> functions and their usages in programming languages, but when I see formulas on
> Wikipedia or elsewhere I see many symbols representing unfamiliar equations. I
> know it's only a matter of searching and finding, but I'm certain these things
> are more easily grokked by the formallytrained.
Correct on both counts, but I've already done a lot of that searching and
finding, and I've managed to grok a fair amount. Might as well pull you along
the learning curve with me. :D
>
> Not sure what this means, but am I jumping to conclusions by thinking this means
> NiOrich alloys corrode more easily from the 'sides'?
Nope. If you read it again, it means that an oxide skin/film/crust forms, and
then metallic nickel has to diffuse through that to get oxidized on the surface
of that crust.
If it's published, it's already been paid for. I had to do some backflips to
find copies of MY OWN research that got published through ACS. What a scam to
the taxpayer.
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"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> If it's published, it's already been paid for. I had to do some backflips to
> find copies of MY OWN research that got published through ACS. What a scam to
> the taxpayer.
That's messed up! Didn't you have a preprint version on hand? Or were you trying
to obtain a peerreviewed version?
Sam
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"Samuel B." <stb### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> "Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> > If it's published, it's already been paid for. I had to do some backflips to
> > find copies of MY OWN research that got published through ACS. What a scam to
> > the taxpayer.
>
> That's messed up! Didn't you have a preprint version on hand? Or were you trying
> to obtain a peerreviewed version?
>
> Sam
Well, y'know  it's a long story.
But I lost the digital copies I had, and hard copies of nearly everything were
gone too.
But thanks to the interwebs, I got around any of the stupid paywall sites and
got the paper (somewhere) and the supporting information.
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jo0207022
I even found out that it got referenced in Greene & Wuts. :)
https://www.wiley.com/enus/Greene%27s+Protective+Groups+in+Organic+Synthesis%2C+5th+Editionp9781118057483
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Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> The final version of the Granite_21 macro package can be found in
> p.b.scenefiles under the same header.
>
> The image here illustrates, from the start, the principal rule of the
> macro, written on the wall!
>
> Enjoy!
>
> 
> Thomas
Make it part of a DLC
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Op 29/12/2021 om 12:03 schreef Saul F. Luizaga:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>> The final version of the Granite_21 macro package can be found in
>> p.b.scenefiles under the same header.
>>
>> The image here illustrates, from the start, the principal rule of the
>> macro, written on the wall!
>>
>> Enjoy!
>>
>> 
>> Thomas
>
> Make it part of a DLC
>
I have no idea about what this entails, frankly. :)

Thomas
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